“Knowing is not enough – We must APPLY

Willing is not enough – We must DO”

Bruce Lee

1. I don’t need a therapist. I’m smart enough to solve my own problems.
We all have our blind spots. Intelligence has nothing to do with it. A good therapist doesn’t tell you what to do or how to live your life. He or she will give you an experienced outside view and encourage you to start deeply thinking about yourself so you can make better choices.
2. Therapy is for crazy people.
Therapy is for people who have enough self-awareness to realize they need a helping hand, and want to learn tools and techniques to become more self-confident and emotionally balanced.
3. All therapists want to talk about is my parents.
While exploring family relationships can sometimes clarify thoughts and behaviours later in life, however that is not the sole focus of therapy. The primary focus is what you need to change, the unhealthy patterns and symptoms in your life. Therapy is not about blaming your parents or dwelling on the past.
4. Therapy is self-indulgent. It’s for protesters and complainers.
Therapy is hard work. Complaining won’t get you very far. Improvement in therapy comes from taking a hard look at yourself and your life, and taking responsibility for your own actions. Your therapist will help you, but ultimately you’re the one who must do the work.
The purpose of an introductory meeting is for us to get to know each other, to feel and see if cooperation is possible. During your initial session, we will:


Discuss what has brought you to counselling and what you hope to achieve.
I will explain how counselling works and answer any questions


I’ll also give you a Preparation questionnaire. This profiling tools will provide insights into your innate strengths and give me insights into how we will work best together. We’ll both have a better understanding of the potential obstacles you’re likely to encounter along the way. This tool will help you gain clarity for our working program.
Should you decide to work with me, we’ll at our next meeting review your profiling results from Preparation questionnaire and start creating a vision for your ideal life path. You’ll leave this session with a greater understanding of yourself and at least a few clear goals and action steps.
People seek counselling for a variety of reasons, and at different stages in their lives. There is no rule or set structure for when someone should speak with a psychologist. Some of the most common reasons are for treatment of depression, anxiety, grief and loss, relationship difficulties, low self-esteem or lowered motivation.


People can attend counselling alone or with their partners (relationship counselling).


If you are in an emergency, call Lifeline on 13 11 14.

Ongoing sessions run for one hour. The initial sessions run up to a hour and half and are free of charge.

Awakening keeps practising small and specialised, which means appointments are sometimes booked out in advance. We’ll do our best to accommodate you, and we’ll add you to a wait-list if we can’t fit you in at your preferred time. Please contact us for more information.

After your initial session, we will book you in for six or twelve appointments to ensure you have a regular place. At your fourth or fifth appointment, we will review your progress and discuss plans.


The therapeutic process differs depending on the individual, and the complexity of the issues presented. It is dependent on factors such as previous counselling, support networks and strategies. The Awakening is experienced in providing both long and short-term counselling and develop specific treatment plans based on your needs.

The cost varies with the type of consultation or coaching, and it is best to discuss fees during your first session. They may not be cheap; however, most people find that it’s a one-off investment in themselves. When you consider the impact of staying in a relationship that you loathe or feeling that you’re not on the right life path, coaching might become a necessity, not a luxury.

Coaching is generally tax-deductible. Please check with your accountant.


We will send you an invoice after meetings. The reason being is as we don’t want to increase your undergoing pressure even more. You can decide to pay should you find meeting helpful or not should you find it not. However, you can’t book the next meeting before pay for the past one.


For prepayment of six hours, you get a 5% discount, a prepayment of twelve hours a 10% discount.

We’re very happy to offer single sessions if you’re not sure about committing to a program. Please get in touch, and we will book your appointment.
The Majority of my clients opt for appointments to take place in the comfort of their own selected space, often preferring home visits. I am more than happy to accommodate working with my clients in a place that provides both serenity and security for them. Moreover, while experiencing severe psychical stress travelling may present danger obstacle and discourage a person from reaching out for help.